OWC Introducing Cutting-edge Thunderbolt™ 3 Products at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

OWC will showcase the best in storage and connectivity solutions, and kick off its 30th anniversary celebration at the show.

Dec 14, 2017 | Woodstock, IL


OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, will introduce and demonstrate an entire new family of ground-breaking Thunderbolt™ 3-integrated products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. OWC’s management team and Founder/CEO Larry O’Connor will attend CES Unveiled on January 7th, and the products will be displayed in OWC’s hospitality suite located in the Palazzo Hotel throughout the show.

“Thunderbolt™ 3 running at 40Gbps is the fastest connection to the PC, and OWC is excited to expand the Thunderbolt 3 storage, dock and adapter ecosystem,” said Larry O’Connor, OWC Founder and CEO. “As OWC progresses into our 30th year as a company, it’s amazing to help move the ’Thunderbolt age’ forward, with solutions that provide world-class performance matched with versatility and plug-and-play simplicity. OWC and Thunderbolt continue to push the limits on what's possible.”

The new products will be displayed during CES and represent over 30 years of experience developing innovative technology solutions for creative professionals. This new family of Thunderbolt 3 products provides some of the most extreme examples of Thunderbolt 3 technology ever produced. Products shown at CES include:

  • ThunderBlade – Ultra resilient and completely silent, the ThunderBlade is the fastest external drive on the market today. Capable of speeds up to 2800MB/s Read and 2450MB/s Write, it is the perfect solution for digital ingest and other high-tech applications. With its ruggedized hard shell carrying case and capacities from 1TB up to 8TB, this highly-portable drive is ready to take on location. MSRP from $1,199.99 to $4,999.00.
  • Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 – The bus-powered Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 mobile drive offers high speeds, ruggedness and the ultra-portability of easily being able to carry it in a backpack or coat pocket. Speeds of up to 2600MB/s Read and 1600MB/s Write make it a must-have solution for professionals on the move. At about half the size of most drives in this class, the Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 is the perfect solution for high-speed applications on the go. Capacities will include 1TB at MSRP $979.99 and 2TB at MSRP $1,699.99.
  • ThunderBay 4 Thunderbolt 3 – Thunderbolt 3 speeds up this award-winning, highly-acclaimed product line. With speeds up to twice as fast as its predecessor and now with the power of Thunderbolt 3. Available in capacities up to 48TB, it's also backwards compatible with previous Thunderbolt versions1. Starting at MSRP $749 for 4TB.
  • Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display Adapters – Connect two DisplayPort 4K displays @60Hz, or one 5K display @60Hz via the DisplayPort model or two HDMI 4K displays @60Hz via the HDMI model. The Dual DisplayPort Adapter has an MSRP of $79.99, while the Dual HDMI Adapter has an MSRP of $99.99.
  • Thunderbolt 3 Dock (Windows and Mac) – With the newest version of the award-winning OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, OWC brings its powerful dock to the Windows world, delivering more connectivity, power and charging capability at the fastest speed available. This sleek dock offers 12 ports including dual Thunderbolt 3, five USB 3.1, Gigabit Ethernet, S/PDIF, combo audio, Mini DisplayPort, SD Card Slot, and supports laptop charging. Available in Q12018, MSRP is $299.95.

"These OWC products utilize cutting edge capabilities in Thunderbolt™ 3,” says Jason Ziller, General Manager, Client Connectivity Division at Intel®. “We are pleased to see that OWC shares our vision of a Thunderbolt-connected world, and we look forward to seeing many more innovations in the coming months and years."

OWC will celebrate its 30-year anniversary in 2018, a truly unique milestone for a privately held technology company. Founder Larry O’Connor started the company while still in school, only four years after the launch of the original Macintosh 128K. He honed his focus when he realized he could help other Mac users make their machines better and faster and last longer by offering processor, storage and memory products so they could do their own upgrades. OWC has since grown to become the world-leading provider of Mac upgrades and breaks bold new ground with this new family of Thunderbolt 3 products.

1Optional Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter required.

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Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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